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Fortress Press Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views

Few recent issues have sparked such debate in the churches as homosexuality, same-sex unions, and ordination of gays and lesbians. A key point of contention is the meaning and authority of the biblical witness.

In this brief book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation. Discussing both old Testament and New Testament texts, each author also raises important interpretive and moral questions and then offers a response to the other's main assertions. Softcover, 117 pages. Fortress Press.

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Nice overview of the pertinent arguements

Date:September 14, 2013
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Justin
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Professor Via and Professor Gagnon come together to debate a very "touchy" subject in the church today. Via argues that homosexuality is not entirely immoral. In other words, he argues that some people can be born with a destiny to find love in a homosexual relationship and tries to use scriptural exegesis and other sources to justify his claims. On the other hand, Gagnon argues that homosexuality is absolutely and all inclusively immoral using his knowledge of scripture and historical context of scripture to back up his position. I recommend this product to those seeking to gain a greater understanding of this hot topic of the day and how each side defends their viewpoints.
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Date:January 12, 2006
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damian ludwig
Neither of the two authors present solid arguements. They both seem to distort scripture and take things out of context to support their views. I think there are better books out there on this subject.
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